Agronomist Job Description

August 3, 2010 | By More

Agronomist Job Profile and Description

An Agronomist is a scientist who studies plants and soils and applies the knowledge to strengthen the crop production techniques and soil management procedures. Agronomists may work in the laboratories or in the field, but their main objective is to improve people’s approach to the plants and soil they grow in.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To communicate project and research results to other professionals or demonstrate to the public through seminars and workshops.
  • To recommend the farmers, the best practices for soil conservation and plant growth.
  • To investigate how a soil type responds to a management technique thereby implementing it based on the results.
  • To develop newer methods of soil conservation.
  • To experiment for high yielding seeds, it’s disease resistance, adaptation to soils and nutritional value.
  • To investigate problem sources poor soil and water and determine the effects.
  • To study soil characteristics and classifying it on the basis of geographic location, properties landscape position.
  • To develop improved techniques for measurement, soil sampling devices, and similar technology.
  • To conduct experiments to investigate how soil develops, changes, and impacts the land-based ecosystems and surrounding living habitat.
  • To identify contaminated or degraded soils and to develop plans that improves their biological, chemical, and physical properties.

Skills and Specifications

  • Know-how of related scientific methods.
  • He should be able to read, write and understand work related documents.
  • He should have sharp reasoning and logical skills and should be able to identify the pros and cons of available solutions.
  • He should be able to effectively manage his deadlines.
  • He should be able to effectively convey his message and at the same time should be a good listener and interpreter.
  • Should have good mathematical skills.

Educational Qualifications

A degree related to genetics, plant physiology, biochemistry, soil fertility, entomology and other relevant disciplines is desired. A PhD is beneficial.

Category: Agriculture Job Descriptions

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